5 Places in Killarney to Shop
While it may be Killarney’s famed natural scenery which attracts scores of tourists each year, Killarney has improved remarkably in recent years with regards to retail outlets. You may not be able to devote an entire day to retail therapy as you would in a city such as Cork or Dublin but there’s plenty of shops in Killarney that may tickle your fancy during your stay here. Here’s five of the best places in Killarney to shop.
1. Brian James, Main Street
Great for high-end menswear, Brian James has been a fixture on Killarney’s streets for years. They’ve got all the big brands, from Ralph Lauren to Lacoste. Their current premises is relatively new as they were based on Plunkett Street before but the stock and quality hasn’t changed. They also have a store dedicated to suits down the Market Cross Lane. Ask at the counter in the main store if you want access to the suits store.
2. Quills, Market Cross/High Street
Though Quills may have a bit of a touristy feel it’s a shop packed with quality clothing. Don’t let the twee Aran sweaters in the window fool you, there’s plenty of goods in the back to tickle your fancy. There’s gorgeous scarves and the shop has a surprisingly good collection of shoes. It’s not cheap but if you’re looking for something special you may find it here.
3. Deerpark Shopping Park, Park Road
Ok, so you probably know about this place. It’s hard to miss. But it is, easily, the best place for shopping in Killarney. Some of the locals have playfully given it the nickname “Little Britain” such is the abundance of stores from our neighbours across the sea in the Park. But those Brits don’t half know how to make a good shop. There’s New Look, Burton, Dorothy Perkins and Marks and Spencers for clothes. Then there’s Tesco and Argos for a variety of items and Carphone Warehouse for electronics.
4. Variety Sounds, College Street
You may not be planning on purchasing a musical instrument during your trip to Killarney but you should still check out Variety Sounds on College Street even for just a gander. It’s quite a small shop but it’s packed to the brim with traditional and modern instruments as well as a plethora of accessories like plectrums, straps and cases and a large collection of CDs by local artists. Well worth a visit.
5. O’Neill’s of Killarney, Plunkett Street
O’Neill’s is another shop which has a bit of a touristy air to it but it’s still worth your time to check out. Sure there’s your typical Kiss Me I’m Irish t-shirts and tourist souvenirs but it’s also packed with some weird and wonderful items. Because O’Neills isn’t your typical store; they stock everything from replica guns to novelty lighters. They also have a section dedicated to fishing rods and tackle. It might sound a bit tatty but there’s plenty there to keep you satisfied, trust me.